Community Health Services

Community Health Services

BayCare Behavioral Health offers comprehensive assistance programs and mental health services to benefit the communities we serve across west central Florida.

Our services for adults, students and families include:

Assistance Programs

  • Employee Assistance Program
    The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and other workplace services provide a confidential and voluntary support system for employees to help manage stress and strains of everyday living affecting their well-being at home and work. The program provides short-term professional services helping employees with personal and family problems. By providing guidance to employees early on, the EAP also can help reduce lost productivity and absenteeism. BayCare Behavioral Health provides EAP services to over 40 employers, which amounts to more than 85,000 employees, across the state of Florida. 
    To learn more about incorporating BayCare's EAP program at your workplace, call (800) 878-5470.

  • Faith-based Counseling and Support Services
    BayCare provides several faith-based counseling programs across the Tampa Bay area including our Congregational and Parish Assistance Programs. These programs offer professional mental health services to members of faith communities who may be suffering with personal stressors. Today’s complex world is filled with emotional challenges which, when left unresolved, can interfere with experiencing the joy of life. Our Assistance Programs are structured to provide short-term counseling and guidance, in addition to access to a comprehensive network of licensed clinicians. 
    To learn more about BayCare's Faith-based Counseling and Support Services, call (800) 878-5470.

  • Family Assistance Program
    The Family Assistance Program (FAP) involves everyone to help a student achieve a positive school experience. Everyone invested in the student’s success contributes to the physical, mental, and spiritual resilience needed to obtain a good educational foundation. The program helps students, their families and school staff cope with problems interfering with a successful and positive experience in the elementary, middle and high school years. 
    To learn more about BayCare's Family Assistance program, call (800) 878-5470.

  • Student Assistance Program
    The Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides comprehensive resources helping students to cope with challenges interfering with a completing a successful college experience. SAP offers resources guiding students successfully through life’s ups and downs. Studies have shown that providing SAP services has resulted in increased retention among college students. BayCare provides SAP services to nine state and community colleges in Florida, covering more than 200,000 students.
    To learn more about BayCare's SAP program, call (800) 878-5470.

  • Doc Be Well™ – Physician Assistance Program
    The Doc Be Well Assistance Program is a coordinated, comprehensive, and confidential suite of services specifically for physicians. The program helps physicians build the coping skills and resources necessary to meet unexpected life challenges, stay engaged in their daily environment, and achieve an overall positive productive and personal experience in their professional endeavors. Physician may elect to engage in counseling or coaching sessions with a psychiatrist, master’s- or doctoral-level mental health clinician.
    To learn more about BayCare’s support for physicians’ emotional wellbeing, call (833) 543-8913.

Community Health

  • Community Health Activation Team (CHAT)
    CHAT prioritizes community prevention efforts in Pasco and Hernando Counties to improve health and save lives by focusing on four strategic areas: building healthy/safe communities, expanding quality prevention services, empowering people to make healthy choices and eliminating health disparities.
  • Drug Free Communities (DFC)
    The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition in Pasco County focuses on environmental factors within the community that impact substance use. 
  • Helping Families Succeed
    Helping Families Succeed (HFS) provides various services including assessment of mental health needs and supportive counseling towards the goal of family stability and reducing risk factors. HFS also assists with employment, housing, financial issues and parenting interventions to eligible families in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. Assigned family court judges and social service agencies may make referrals. Self-referrals are also welcomed. 
  • Prevention
    Prevention programming compliments the continuum of behavioral health services by specifically articulating strategies and actions that can prevent youth and families from needing services or increase the ability to rapidly access services while supporting community population health strategies.

Learn More About Behavioral Health Services at BayCare

BayCare is proud to offer a wide variety of behavioral health programs and services to patients throughout the Tampa Bay area community, including Tampa, Clearwater, Winter Haven, St. Petersburg, Lutz, Dunedin, Plant City, and the surrounding areas.Tell us more about your particular issue so that we can provide you with a response tailored to your unique situation. Physicians can also refer patients to BayCare in complete confidence.